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'The Queen and Princess of Wales'; Queen Victoria (1819-1901) and Princess Alexandra, later Queen Alexandra (1844-1925) Mar 1863

Albumen print hand-coloured with watercolour | 8.7 x 5.7 cm (image) | RCIN 2914315

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Hand-coloured photograph of a full length double portrait of Queen Victoria (1819-1901) and Princess Alexandra, later Queen Alexandra (1844-1925) posed with a bust of Prince Albert (1819-61). Queen Victoria is seated, on the right side of the photograph. She is dressed in mourning clothing and holds a book on her lap with both hands. Princess Alexandra stands beside her, on the left, facing three-quarters to the right and gazing down at her mother-in-law.
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    Queen Alexandra of the United Kingdom (1844-1925)
  • 8.7 x 5.7 cm (image)

  • Commissioned by Queen Victoria

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